Community service is our main goal to include helping complete projects that routinely get put on the back burner in communities,”…
That was the statement issued by Executive Director Jim Dennis when describing the two community works programs currently being offered through the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.
While current work programs only operate in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties, it may be expanding to Toledo. Mr. Dennis said he has been contacted by Toledo Municipal Court in regards to concerns about removing the blight in the Toledo area. Officials are giving serious consideration to the two current work programs being conducted at CCNO — the Community Service Works Program (CSW) and the Community Public Works Program (CPW).
The Community Service Works Program was created in September 2013 and currently involves just Williams County. Under the program, crews of four to six probationers are directly supervised by a CCNO security officer to perform various service work. Those providing the work service are court ordered to perform community service work in lieu of jail time.
Since its beginning, participants have worked a total of 1,169.5 hours at sites in Bryan, Stryker and West Unity as well as six Williams County townships and the Williams County fairgrounds. Projects involved painting fire hydrants and a building, picking up trash, and performing cleaning detail.